View Full Version : look good in PNG but not GIF

Mar 8, 2008, 08:57 AM

I have an image that must be converted into a gif (all my files require same extension and all the others are gifs). When I look at it in PS and export it as a PNG24, it looks great. But when I want to convert it into a GIF, there is a white border all around it (background is transparent).

This is very ugly and I dont know how to fix it. My icon has less than 256 color and need transparency, so it should fit into a GIF without any problem.

Anyone can help me on this, this has to be a stupid question... thx

Mar 8, 2008, 10:37 AM
The PNG file has alpha-transparency, which basically means that some pixels are transparent. When you save it as a GIF, the transparent icons turn white, hence the fugly white border around it.

Mar 8, 2008, 11:57 AM
ahh.. right... I guess I will have to convert all my icons to PNG then.


Mar 8, 2008, 10:07 PM
Gifs support transparency too. Just make sure to turn the matte off in the preferences, or set it to a color that matches something. Downfall is... GIF only supports 256 colors... PNG supports alot more.


Mar 9, 2008, 12:25 AM
just change the extension of the PNG file to GIF... I do it all the time and it works perfectly.